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of mr. zimmerman's determination as to whether or not he wants to testify. mr. zimmerman, have you made a decision as to whether or not you want to testify in this case? >> no. not at this time, your honor. >> okay. when is it -- how long do you think you need before you make that decision? >> your honor, may we have an opportunity to speak? the case isn't concluded yet. >> i understand that. and i've asked mr. zimmerman if he needed more time to talk to his attorneys. if he does, i will afford it to him. mr. zimmerman, how much more time do you think you're going to need to discuss this with your attorneys? >> i assume it would depend on how long the recesses are, your honor. at the end of the day. >> okay. well, if your attorneys have finished with two witnesses before the end of the day, do you think you would then know whether or not you would want to testify -- >> your honor, on mr. zimmerman's behalf -- >> i am asking your client questions. please, mr. west. >> i object to the court inquiring of mr. zimmerman as to his decision about whether or not to testify -- >> your objection
with mr. zimmerman's account that he -- that mr. martin was over him leaning forward at the time he was shot. >> a top expert on gunshot wounds takes the stand and supports zimmerman's story, again. >> is this injury consistent with mr. zimmerman's head having impacted a sidewalk? >> yes, sir. >> and again. >> is this injury you see in this exhibit consistent with having been punched in the nose? >> yes, sir. >> the prosecution hit back and i'll break it down with the legal eagles and the man that defended casey anthony. how he thinks the defense team is dog. >> i want to bring in ashleigh banfield. so significant, wasn't it, the testimony of this man, dr. vincent di maio. >> reporter: of course. the lights on behind me, this is a see quested jury so they are getting as much done as fast as they can and accomplished so much with the witness you just talked about. dr. vincent di maio. heard of him? probably. he's like the grand dad of pathology, he was the medical examiner in beaux county in texas and made incredible arguments, so many points the prosecution made. listen to the first
to the time where you l left the area of the event, first ran into mrs. zimmerman, went back looking for her and left the second time? >> correct. >> at some point, then, did you give statements to law enforcement regarding what you knew or heard about the event? >> yes. there was an fbi agent who left a card on my door and requested i call him. so i called. >> okay. >> and he and another agent came to my house and interviewed me. >> and you gave them a state about whatever information they asked you about, i presume? >> that is correct. >> okay. at some point did you have an opportunity to listen to what we call and have been calling during this trial the lauer 911 tape? and for your purposes, that is the tape that has the voices in the background screaming for help. have you had an opportunity to listen to that? >> yes. >> can you tell me the circumstances of the setting around the first time that you listened to it. >> the first time that i heard it was when it was played on one of the local news channels. >> okay. were you by yourself or with anyone else? >> you know, i really don't -- i
is once the state invoked the rule and refused to allow mr. and mrs. zimmerman to be here and shelly zimmerman was here by herself, that she requested mr. donnelly to join a -- i guess the row behind her. that's just so you understand how this whole thing began with mr. donnelly coming in to offer support to ms. zimmerman. insurgence, since i had never met him, mr. west i think met him at his deposition, but we had certainly not pre-tried him as a witness, because just so you're clear, we had no intention of calling him. that sort of comes in mind with the suggestion that we had any connivance. with the fact -- and there was a technical violation of the rule, the question is, what is the remedy? before you consider any remedy, i think you need to find that not only was a there a technical violation, there was a true substantive violation. and there's been no finding of that, there's been no evidence or suggestion of that, and in reality, we know what his testimony was, because it was quite limited, limited to testimony that he created, if you will, on saturday -- >>> mark o'mara, the
teleported or what? >> that shows the direction of mr. martin and mr. zimmerman consistent with witness testimony or witness reports, police reports, and with the trail of evidence going down that direction. >> the trail of evidence, you'd great with me, is just a trail. it by itself doesn't is a direction, right? in other words, whether it's going right to left or left to right as you're looking at it, the places where things are found doesn't independently have a direction until you start pringing in what other people have said about how it happened, correct? >> correct. the reason for the arrow is moving from the one witnessed event down to the next witnessed event. i didn't add anything in between there in terms of movement of the figures. >> because the animation cannot show it because you have no idea how it actually happened, right? >> correct. >> now, when we get to the figures to where the figures reemerge, you have a representation of a figure that is to be john good, correct? >> yes. >> how tall is john good? >> 6 foot. >> and you got this information from the attorneys? >> y
to testify in this case? >> no, not at this time. >> i object to the court inquiring of mr. zimmerman as to his decision about whether or not to testify. >> your objection is overruled. >> reporter: but after a tense exchange between judge debra nelson and zimmerman's lawyers he made his choice. >> after consulting with counsel, not to testify, your honor. >> reporter: there was also proof in court wednesday you can learn a lot from a dummy. during one of the most surreal moments in court, both sides straddled a foam dummy in attempts to illustrate the conflicting arguments as to what happened the night trayvon martin was killed. prosecutors john guy argued it would be difficult for zimmerman to shoot at a 90-degree angle had trayvon martin been on top as presented by the defense. >> would it be consistent the 90 degrees if trayvon martin had been backing up and the defendant raised his gun and shot at 09 degrees. >> reporter: then defense mark o'mara grabbed the dummy. >> were they inconsistent with someone doing this? >> reporter: on the final day of testimony, robert zimmerman retu
. zimmerman's account. that he, that mr. martin, was over him leaning forward at the time he was shot. >> obviously if you're leaning forward the implication that you're on top because the clothes are hanging away from your body. so does this mean the state can't get a conviction? "out front" tonight our legal analystses. great to have all of you with us. i want to start with you, mark. dr. dimaio has impressive credentials. you say pathologist, aren't there a lot of them? how do we know this guy is legit, the guy? he has 40 years of experience. he served as the chief medical examiner in san antonio and he was the former editor in chief of the journal of forensic medicine and pathology. how significant was his testimony? >> he knocked it out of the park and i think anybody who observed him and listened to him knows that. he literally wrote the book. the book is called "forensic pathology." he wrote the book called "forensic pathology." his expertise is second to none. the two mes the state called, you have polar extremes in the way that you present and the information that was given.
that the physical evidence is consistent with mr. martin being over mr. zimmerman. >> is it not also consistent with mr. martin pulling away zimmerman on the ground? and you would have the same angle, he's pulling away, and zimmerman's shooting him at that time. >> yeah. >> reporter: defense attorneys also called george zimmerman's former neighbor to testify via video conference because she was too ill to appear in court. eloise dilligard told the court the night of the shooting she recognized zimmerman's truck parked near the crime scene. o'mara asked dilligard who she thought was screaming that night. >> based on the fact i've only heard george's voice and it's a male light, i would say it was his. >> reporter: so, chris, it was a long, long night yesterday. you know, and you could tell -- you could see these attorneys getting upset. especially don west. the way he was talking to judge debra nelson. i want you to listen to just a little bit of what we heard last night. >> -- said i would offer him the opportunity right now to apologize to me for suggesting that i stood by silently with inform
at least six impacts against a hard surface. >> is this insjury consistent with mr. zimmerman's head having impacted a sidewalk? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: the prosecution jumped on a key question that the defense expert couldn't answer. >> you're not testifying here as to who started what led up to the death of trayvon mart snn. >> that is correct sir. >> and not saying who attacked who, whether it was george zimmerman who attacked trayvon martin or whether it was trayvon martin that attacked george zimmerman, you can't say that, correct? >> that's correct, sir. >> in fact, you can't testify as to who threw the first punch? >> that's correct, sir. >> and you can't say whether it was trayvon martin defending himself or george zimmerman defending himself, in terms of when this first started? >> when it first started, that's correct, sir. >> reporter: the prosecutor got the witness to admit the defense was paying di maio $400 an hour for his expertise, but di maio said the case didn't require a lot of his time. >> up to yesterday, $2400. this is not exactly a complicated case, forensically. >>
is it's consistent with his account, mr. zimmerman's account, that's all. >> it's also consistent with trayvon martin pulling back in terms of providing the same angle. >> i told you that, too, yes, sir. >> reporter: the last testimony of the day was from zimmerman's former neighbor too ill to appear in person. she joined a growing witness of witnesses who said she believes the voice screaming for help sounded like george zimmerman. >> based on the fact i've only heard george's voice and it's a male voice, i would say it was his. >> and when you say you've heard him talk, tell us again, about how long you've known him. >> by that time, it was two and a half years. >> reporter: perhaps the most powerful statement didn't take place on the stand, but when mark o'mara said the defense planned to rest wednesday. martin savidge, cnn san ford, florida. >> i want to dig deeper into the day's events with our panel of legal analyst and prosecutor sunny hostin and marsha clark, her latest thriller is called "killer ambition" and danny and mark cgaragos and lawrence here in manhattan. first o
, as to whether or not mr. zimmerman at that point had been arrested? >> yes, sir. >> were you sharing with them your progress, what was done and what still needed to be done? >> yes, sir. >> and can you outline the setting, where you were when you had this conversation with the two of them? >> we conducted a meeting in the conference room that we have in the police department on the second floor. and after that i went ahead and played the 911 recordings for him. >> do you recall where that recording took place?
in athleticism. on a scale of one to ten, where would mr. zimmerman fit? >> like i said brk a one. he's still learn how long to punch. he didn't know how to effectively punch. >> diana, i found this kind of curious. the prosecution didn't bring this up. why would the defense call attention to the fact that this guy wasn't in shape or as his trainer referred to him fat, 1%, .5% on a scale of 1 to 10. why bring it up? >> the state did talk about this in their opening. even when nobody brings in evidence of what they've said and the jury is told that's not evidence, i think the defense still felt like they needed to say this guy was big, certainly bigger around than trayvon martin, but he was not in shape, he was not athletic, he was not somebody who would be able to take him in a fight. and as the injuries seem to support, it doesn't appear that zimmerman got a blow in prior to drawing the weapon after sustaining injuries himself. so i don't know that it was necessarily necessary at this point and certainly george zimmerman's got to be a little bit embarrassed. i mean he's called obese one day
leg. >> were the injuries on mr. zimmerman consistent with someone doing this on cement? >> i don't think so. >> how about this? >> how about somebody resisting the intent. if somebody was resisting the pushing down lie this? >> i believe so. >> a lot of the use of the dummy was about the trajectory of the gun. walk you will through the points that you think the prosecute and defense were trying to make. >> reporter: i think what the prosecution was trying to show is they were trying to discredit george zimmerman. if he in fact told his good friend that the legs of trayvon martin were up above the hips, how is george zimmerman going to get the gun to shoot him. we know he shot him, but he -- now, i think the point's made on both sides will be extremely important, just as you said, the trajectory of the shot based on where the parties were, because the prosecution brought into focus that maybe trayvon was trying to get away, was trying to stop the attack and get up from it all. but then you've got to look at the trajectory of the shot because on that point, george zimmerman is not
. >> on a scale of one oten where would mr. zimmerman lie? >> like i said level one. >> the judge ruled marijuana in trayvon martin's system is admitted into evidence. court is expected to start earlier today, 8:30 a.m. eastern time and we expect the judge, chris and kate, to rule on whether a computer re-enactment will be able to be admitted in this trial. we'll also expect to hear from more witnesses, more experts in this case. >> george howell following it in sanford, thanks so much. >>> coming up next on "new day," john king with our political gut check. >>> plus a young mom from michigan caught on tape trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. you have to hear it to believe it. >>> here's another one for you, if fish aren't biting call this guy, he'll catch your dinner, no pole included. there it is, you thought i was kidding, right? >> i did. members of the american postal worker's union handle more than 165 billion letters and packages a year. that's about 34 million pounds of mail every day. ever wonder what this costs you as a taxpayer? millions? tens of millions? hundreds of millions
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